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New Hampshire Optometric Association Member Resources

The AOA-PAC and NHOA-PAC are great ways to make our collective voices heard on issues of importance to our great profession. While many members contribute through the automatic dues checkoff, more (and larger) contributions are always welcome and needed!

To contribute to the NHOA-PAC, mail a check directly to Tony Sacco, 21 Green Street, Concord NH 03301. To contribute to the AOA-PAC, go online and go to www.aoapac.org/donate. You must be an AOA member and a US citizen to donate to the AOA-PAC.

GLAUCOMA MANAGEMENT

Here you will find information on state laws of Glaucoma management in New Hampshire.

Glaucoma Management Rules Simplified for the same laws in English, conveniently organized into a .pdf file

Glaucoma Forms for Patient Consent. If you choose to go the “co-management” route, there are two forms you will need to use.  The first is the Patient Consent form and the second is the Summary Report form. 

CONTACT LENS REQUIREMENTS

Here you will find information on state laws of management of contact lens patients and contact lens prescriptions

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

If you have a  TPA license, you are required to complete 50 hours of CE per year.  Of those 50 hours, 20 must be Category 1 and the rest can be Category 2.  Of the 20 Category 1 hours, up to 8 can be alternative (online) CE.

If you have a  TPA/g license, there is an  additional requirement that 10 hours per year of your CE be glaucoma-related.  Of these 10 hours, 8 must be Category 1 or alternative CE and 2 can be Category 2.

If you have a  DEA number, you must, in addition to the above requirements, complete a 3-hour online opioid/pain management seminar.  This must be done every two years, and is reported to the Board when you apply for your license renewal (the even years.)

If you have any questions, please contact the Board of Registration in Optometry at 603-271-2152.

NOTE: CE Credits do not need to be COPE approved in New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATUTES

Here you will find the entire New Hampshire Statutes Chapter 327: Optometry.


Important Links and Phone Numbers

American Optometric Association (AOA) 800-365-2219 (all departments and staff members)
AOA Website
Contact AOA
NH Board of Pharmacy 603-271-2350
NH Board of Registration in Optometry 603-271-2428
State Board Website
Optometry Law
Opticians’ (“Ophthalmic Dispensers'”) Law
NH Insurance Commissioner’s Office 603-271-2261
NH Department of Motor Vehicles 603-271-2371
NH Medicaid Website http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/medicaid/
NH State House (main switchboard) 603-271-1110
Future in Sight (Formerly: New Hampshire Association for the Blind) 800-464-3075
Professional Liability Insurance ( Davis & Towle) 603-225-6611


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